Hence, I loudly proclaim once again, and my friends ought to take heed, that they must not disregard my words of advice and view them as the tales of a story-teller. Everything that I have said to you, I have said with a burning heart and true sympathy, which are inherently a part of my soul. Heed my words with the ear of your heart and act upon them.
Bear well in mind and know for certain that one day, you shall be presented before Allah the Exalted. Therefore, if we depart from this world in an excellent state then this is cause for us to rejoice and enjoy felicitations, otherwise, there are grave dangers.
Remember that when a person falls into a dreadful state, their hell – a far off place – begins in this very world; that is to say, a change begins to take effect in them in the last moments of their life, even here on earth. Allah the Exalted states:
اِنَّہُ مَن یَأْتِ رَبَّہُ مُجْرِماً فَاِنَّ لَہُ جَھَنَّمَ لَا یَمُوتُ فِیھَا وَلَا یَحْیَیٰ
This means that any individual who comes to his Lord a sinner – for him is Hell; he shall neither die therein, nor live. How clear is this statement.
True pleasure is derived from the comfort and joy of life; and a person can only be deemed living when they are in a state of peace and comfort in every respect. If an individual is afflicted by some sort of pain, such as colic or toothache, their state becomes worse than the dead. The state of such a person is that they are neither truly alive, nor truly dead. Now judge from this, how dreadful a state one will suffer on account of the painful punishment of hell.
(Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Malfuzat, Vol. 1, pp. 139-140)